In what is being hailed by both parties as a historic deal, Swiss technology and heavy machinery company ABB has won a contract with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS), to supply a comprehensive power and propulsion package for... Read more

Savosolar Oyj has signed a partnership agreement with Chinese company Jiangsu Holly. Jiangsu Holly will sell and deliver solar thermal systems in China using Savosolar's products. Savosolar will provide the leading technology within solar thermal... Read more

A newly-published report from the environmental consultancy Transport and Environment has found that in 2018 the US overtook the EU to become the world's second largest electric car market with around 361,000 EVs sold in that year compared to... Read more

Chinese electric car manufacturer BYD Auto has announced they are to expand their European presence with the launch of three zero-emission commercial vehicle lines. The launch took place in Murcia, Spain, and is the first time that the vehicles have Read more


A Chinese-led consortium has announced the discovery of the biggest North Sea gas field in a decade on the UK Continental Shelf, bringing a major boost to the British offshore industry. Read more

China’s foreign ministry has said it hopes Britain’s exit from the European Union will be ‘orderly’ and that the EU will keep its markets open, reducing hurdles to Chinese investment. Read more

Seco Tools, a division of Sandvik Machining Solutions, has agreed to purchase the Chinese company Kunshan Ousike Precision Tools Co., Ltd (OSK), a supplier of solid carbide round tools. Read more

BASF Venture Capital GmbH is investing in Prismlab, a specialist in 3D printing processes and 3D printers, headquartered in Shanghai, China. Read more

BMW will be taking majority control of its joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings for €3.6 billion. This is the first such move by a global automaker as Beijing starts to relax ownership rules for the Chinese auto market, and also co Read more

As of January 2018, China has placed a strict ban on the import of plastic waste. This has had a huge impact on the world, and particularly on Britain. Read more

Uflex Limited made a big impact at the Propak China exhibition  held from 11–13 July 2018 in Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), Shanghai, China. The company showcased its ASEPTO brand—an aseptic liquid packaging —as an exhibit, which won Read more

EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertiliser producer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Heilongjiang Beidahuang Farms, part of Beidahuang Group, China’s largest agricultural company, to supply potash and other NPK fertilisers. Read more

BASF is looking into the possibility of building a highly-integrated 'Verbund' chemical production site in the South Chinese province of Guangdong. Read more

The planned merger of German industrial group Siemens AG and French rival Alstom SA to compete with China’s giant CRRC Corp is moving forward. By 13 July, both sides will know whether they have secured EU antitrust approval to combine forces. Read more

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation warns that nearly half of the UK’s manufacturers remain concerned about their ability to access skills post-Brexit, according to a new report. Read more

China’s WuXi Biologics has announced plans to build the world’s largest biomanufacturing facility using single-use reactors in Dundalk, Ireland. Read more

The first anti-static polyethylene films containing graphene nanotubes are being launched in China by a manufacturer of packaging for electronic products. Read more

By mid-2018, around 800 employees will move into the new building of BMZ China, enabling it to meet the increasingly complex demands of its customers in the Chinese market. Read more

The furore surrounding US President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs on imported steel and aluminium continues. Read more

Chinese investors are acquiring German companies in ever-bigger deals as the United States’ protectionist policies deter foreign buyers. Read more


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